- I’m New Here
- The Back Table
Jerry Bridges states, “There is a crisis of caring in the Church of Jesus Christ today. Many Christians readily identify with David’s lament, ‘No one is concerned for me…no one cares for my life.’ (Psalm 142:4). We are all so busy, absorbed in our own responsibilities and insulated from one another. We pass each other like ships in the night, uttering a friendly but empty, ‘Hi, how’re you doing?’ and hearing an equally hollow response, ‘Oh, fine, how’re you?” This is just one of the many questions that come to our mind when we think about the church as community. In this conference we will seek to understand more deeply what it means for the church to be a caring, connected, community of believers, why it is important, and some practical ways we can foster this in our churches.